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I don't think he thinks he is -- he's just very particular.  Previously, he didn't like eMpTyV using "This Note's for You" anti-commericalism video ironically, then he didn't like his antiestablishmentarianism anthems used as political propaganda.

 

Now this.

 

So he's always kind of been like this.

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I don't think he thinks he is -- he's just very particular.  Previously, he didn't like eMpTyV using "This Note's for You" anti-commericalism video ironically, then he didn't like his antiestablishmentarianism anthems used as political propaganda.

 

Now this.

 

So he's always kind of been like this.

Agreed, just Neil being Neil.

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Plus he's rich as shit already. Whole point of that is not having to do anything you don't want to do. 

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Plus he's rich as shit already. Whole point of that is not having to do anything you don't want to do. 

 

and he still puts on a kick ass show. still the best old white guy rocker live, aside from Paul McCartney.

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Iggy pop

 

I was about to make an age argument but googled first because I'm internet savvy and Iggy Pop is 68 years old. Christ. Neil Young just a year older at 69.

 

Unfortunately I haven't seen Iggy live in any capacity but I have no doubt he is a monster on stage.

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Claire's first concert -- her dad took her and it was his idea -- was Iggy Pop with David Bowie on keyboards and Blondie as the opener. She was 14.

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@Dusty: Iggy's "The Idiot World Tour" featured Bowie on keyboards and backing vocals.

@Grahame: interesting I guess, but moreso just selfish and unconcerned with parental propriety. He also took her to A Clockwork Orange when she was about 10. That didn't go as well.

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More is revealed with more data data points. Sample size of one led to flawed inference.

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I don't blame you for making that inference because the one data point was pretty damn cool. I would have skewed it even further by pointing out that he had a massive collection of vinyl and reel-to-reel tapes and a Stax Earspeakers setup that he loved. Still, on balance, an asshole.

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Nice!

 

...but...(squints)...Bowie on keyboards?

 

Bowie and Iggy had a big love affair in the 70's, and Bowie has been very supportive of Iggy's music every since.

 

The movie Velvet Goldmine is that story.

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From what I've read, Bowie basically saved Iggy from a heroin-induced downfall and possible death.....and Bowie all but ignored his album at the lime (was it Lodger?) to tour with Iggy.  Cool stuff.....

 

BTW, silly side story: when I had an apartment with a no pet policy ~ 1987, my girlfriend and I shopped for hamsters.  We found a nice pair where one had a zig-zag stripe on his back.

 

And as such, Iggy and Ziggy came to live with Todd (girlfriend Barbara did not live with me, though; ultimately a good thing, I was not good enough for her at the time.  TMI).

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Bowie and Iggy had a big love affair in the 70's, and Bowie has been very supportive of Iggy's music every since.

 

The movie Velvet Goldmine is that story.

I've seen it, and I knew that, what I didn't know that among Bowie's many other talents, he played keyboards.  Seems entirely ... backseat of him, which ^ actually makes makes sense.

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He plays many instruments including guitar, saxophone, keyboards etc...

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I'm not saying I shouldn't have known, that it was some big secret, I'm just saying I didn't know.  And now I do.  :)  

 

I think it's more the non-frontman role that surprises me -- even when he was in Tin Machine, trying to be supportive of the other members of the ensemble, he was still the lead singer.  I think (with the Iggy concert story) now knowing why (combined with knowing how important Iggy was to him) helps me to understanding that now.

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I wish they partnered with Qobuz, that could be a lot of help for the French company, which is struggling to survive.

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